C.1. Catholic War Veterans
This national organization was founded at Immaculate Conception Parish in 1935. It was started by Msgr. Edward Higgins, our second pastor, and we are Post #1. If you are a veteran, especially if you have just come back from serving our country, please sign up and be part of this great organization.
C.2. Columbian Squires
The Columbian Squires is the official youth program of the Knights of Columbus. As in years past, the Squires, who are young men 11 to 18 learn values and traditions from the Knights of Columbus. Immaculate Conception Circle #4411 provides an opportunity for young men to grow in their faith through prayer, parish and social activities, community service and fun events. The Circle meets every week on Mondays.
C.3. CYO Basketball
The CYO Basketball program is eligible to boys and girls in grades 1 through 8. Registration is typically the second of week of September each year. The season runs September to April with games on Saturdays and Sundays from October to April. Practices are held weeknights.
C.4. CYO Cheerleading
CYO Cheerleading is a program open to all from grades 1 to 8. Registration is held in September of each year. The team practices twice a week from September to February. They cheer at basketball home games on weekends.
C.5. CYO Track
CYO track is a for boys and girls grade 2 through 8. Registration is held in January. The season is in the spring with practices being held once a week at Astoria Park. Meets are held once a week on Saturdays.
C.6. CYO Volleyball
The CYO Volleyball program is eligible to young girls in grades 3 to 8. Registration is held in the beginning of October each year. The season runs from October to May with games from January to May with games on Saturdays and Sundays. Practices are held weeknights.
C.7. Happy Seniors of Northwest Queens
If you are in your golden years (age 55 or older), this community meets for fellowship and fun every Wednesday afternoon from September through June. Frequent trips and outings make this a great opportunity to build relationships and be active. There is a waiting list.
C.8. Knights of Columbus
Immaculate Conception Council #11449, of the Knights of Columbus, is one of the most highly ranked Councils in the country. The Knights of Columbus is the largest international fraternal organization of Roman Catholic laymen that promotes the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Council meets every second and fourth Wednesday.
C.9. Youth Ministry
This group has a comprehensive approach to youth ministry. It is open to members of our parish from middle school though college. The group provides opportunity for prayer outside of Mass and conducts social activities to foster growth in the faith.
C.10. Young Catholic Families
The purpose of the Young Catholic Families group is to connect parents who are new to the parish and neighborhood while just starting their families. It is a way for them to get to know other Catholic families in the neighborhood since they are without the support of their family being in a new area. It provides their children the opportunity to become friends with other kids who are being brought up with the same values. Activities are planned a few times a year to facilitate these connections.